Denison lecture looks at post-Civil War education
Date of Event: February 7, 2011
Posted: January 28, 2011
Denison University presents a lecture by author Christopher Span, “Owning One’s Education,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). Span will discuss his book, “From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse, African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875” and the history of slavery in Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the Black Studies Program, is free and open to the public.
Span is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has written several publications on African-American education. His book examines post-Civil War racial education in Mississippi.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Ohio — Lecture: “Owning One’s Education,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in Slayter Hall auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to public. For information, contact Matthew Hughes at 740-587-6594 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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